George Beckett serves as the Office of e-Health Initiatives Health Information Technology (HIT) Coordinator. In this role, he serves as a central figure for advancing Tennessee’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) and health IT efforts. The State Health IT Coordinator provides leadership in the harmonization and integration of HIE, health IT, and related policies in coordination with the strategic direction of HIP TN. Beckett also ensures compatibility and exchange with other state HIEs as well as interoperability with federal health programs and aligns the state’s resources with the services provided by tnREC to promote health IT and Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption.
Beckett brings many years of experience in the health care industry to the Office of e-Health Initiatives, including expertise in the integration of health care information and health information exchange projects. Prior to joining the state of Tennessee, Beckett served as Director of Business Applications and Development for Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana.